Kitchen Source List – Part Two

I was going to give the low down on the entire kitchen and the sources for all items but that turned out to be a huge post so I’ll do it in parts.

The kitchen island is handy when working on the prep side of the kitchen.
The kitchen island is handy when working on the prep side of the kitchen.

See Part One. Part Two: The Prep Counter with Stove and Refrigerator

The prep area of the kitchen is across the room from the peninsula and parallel to the driveway outside.
The prep area of the kitchen is across the room from the peninsula and parallel to the driveway outside.

The kitchen was a completely new addition added onto our old house.  The prep counter window overlooks the driveway.

This single window on the ground floor is in the center of the prep counter.
This single window on the ground floor is in the center of the prep counter.

The countertop was custom-made by LightBlocks. We hired our cabinet supplier to make a template which was then shipped to New Hampshire to be made into a two-piece, seamless countertop from a product called LightCast.

The best photo of the countertop I could get -- it's very translucent.
The best photo of the countertop I could get — it’s very translucent.

From left to right we have a side-by-side refrigerator, microwave (tucked beside the fridge), prep sink, work counter, stove and more counter.

The long counter runs the full length of the room and makes a short 90 degree turn at each end.
The long counter runs the full length of the room and makes a short 90 degree turn at each end.

After 6 months of use, I love the LightCast, I love my prep sink, and I especially love ice and water on the refrigerator door.

Lots of interest tucked into the refrigerator corner of the long counter.
Lots of interest tucked into the refrigerator corner of the long counter.

The light in the window is on a dimmer.

The Fleur pendant glows in the window.
The Fleur pendant glows in the window.

There are undercabinet lighting strips at each corner.

Undercabinet lights brighten up the dark corners.
Undercabinet lights brighten up the dark corners.

The prep side of the kitchen is very functional and keeps the action away from the peninsula side so two people can easily work simultaneously.

The bottom cabinets are dark grey stain and the top cabinets are white with a hint of grey wash in the bead.
The bottom cabinets are dark grey stain and the top cabinets are white with a hint of grey wash in the bead.

Ask any questions you like and I’ll try to answer.

Sources:
Cabinets: Shiloh Cabinetry, Homestead maple inset doors in Silas with Graphite Highlight
Knobs: Berenson weathered nickel knobs and cup pulls ordered from ATG Stores
Lighting: Fleur by Quoizel
Counter tops: LightCast by LightBlocks, Nashua, NH
Sink and faucets: Krauss sink and faucets from Faucet Direct
Refrigerator: Samsung at Pacific Sales in Best Buy stores
Tile: Royal Grey Honed Limestone, Best Tile
Paint: Benjamin Moore Waterbury Cream HC-31
Stove: Frigidaire at Pacific Sales in Best Buy stores

Do you have a special spot in your house that “really works”?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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